January 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Sale of hospital delays EMS decision at city’s new substation

While the City of Gaffney expects to begin operations at its newest fire department substation in late February or early March, the time is far less certain for staffing the facility with emergency medical technicians.  At a city Fire Committee More...

LifeStyles

‘Saturday Art for Kids’ starts Jan. 24 at CAVA

Starting on Saturday, Jan. 24, the Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists will be sponsoring a fun and learning experience session for parents and their young children.  More...

ENGAGEMENT

Upchurch – Dover

Mr. and Mrs. Niles Upchurch of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Natonya Elizabeth (Beth) Upchurch, to Ronald James Dover Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald James Dover Sr. More...

Sorority has first meeting of 2015

Xi Alpha Delta held its first meeting of 2015 on Saturday, Jan. 3. An 11 a.m. brunch was hosted by Libby Reid.  The executive committee discussed all business and committee chairmen gave their reports.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Diane Griffin, loved her family and her Lord

Janet Diane Parker Griffin, 70, of 200 Spruce St., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at her residence.  More...

Paul Ray Walker, master mechanic

Paul Ray Walker, 91, of Shelby, N.C., passed away Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at Wendover Hospice House in Shelby.  Mr. Walker was born Dec. 7, 1923, in Rutherford County, N.C, the son of the late Francis Freeman Walker and Janie Hutchins Walker. More...

Margaret Smith

BLACKSBURG – Funeral services for Margaret Jane Studyvance Smith, 70, of 1573 Shelby Hwy., wife of Joe W. Smith, will be held Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 2:30 p.m. at Temple Grain Ministries with Pastor Vernell Wilson, Pastor J.W. Richards, the Rev. More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Playoffs? You call this a playoff system?

Don’t clump Oregon, Ohio State, Alabama and Florida State in a postseason field and call it a “playoff.”  What’s happening here is the NCAA is putting up a smoke screen for college football fans who have long lobbied for More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

A whole lot of fixing needs to be done

The legislative session kicked off this week, and I can tell you that the legislature already has a lot on its plate this year.  If I had to sum it up in one word, it would be “fixing” – we’ve got to fix our roads, our et More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Cops have to find teens again after they walk away from DSS custody

Hours after finding them at a Gaffney apartment early Friday morning, City of Gaffney police had to go out looking for three Connecticut runaways once again Friday afternoon after the trio simply walked away from supervision at the local Department o More...

Blacksburg VFD adds fire engine to its vehicle fleet

The latest fire truck to be parked in the Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department’s bays isn’t a youngster by any stretch of the imagination.  A 1993 model used for a decade of front-line service by firefighters in Huntersville, N.C., More...

Local News

School officials visit other facilities to get input on building program

An Early College high school program and early childhood learning center were visited last week as Cherokee County school administrators look ahead to important school building program discussions.  More...

TAKING IT DOWN

TAKING IT DOWN — Gaffney Public Works Department employees took down the artificial city Christmas tree Tuesday in front of city hall while cleaning up following the holiday season. More...

GIVING BACK

GIVING BACK — Amy Turner, Director of the Senior Centers of Cherokee County, accepts a contribution of $4,300 from Kathy A. More...

Sports

Indians bounce back with win

With the county in s Deep Freeze, the Gaffney Indians did the wise thing on Friday - they stayed inside.  Bryson Jefferies had a team-high 14 points, mostly on close-in shots, to lift the Indians to a 48- 41 win over visiting Rock Hill and snap More...

Gaffney standouts coming home

Two former Gaffney stars are coming home.  Quarterback Joey Copeland and defensive end Jaylen Miller - both Shrine Bowl picks - have transferred to Limestone College.  They enrolled in the school last week.  Both players are expected More...

Lady Indians’ rally falls short to Rock Hill

The Gaffney girls basketball team fell behind early and could never catch up in a disappointing 58-42 home loss to Rock Hill,  The Lady Bearcats held a 29-21 lead at the break and extended it to 42-26 at the end of three quarters.  More...

Print Edition

Click here for digital edition
2015-01-12 digital edition

Special Sections

Poll

Who do you support for Cherokee County Sheriff?